Radically Open DBT
What is RO DBT?
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), is an evidenced based therapy used for overcontrolled styles of coping, excessive self-control, and emotional inhibition.
Treatment reduces emotional loneliness and enhances social connection by reducing biotemperament (threat sensitivity). This allows more emotional expression, which improves social signaling and connection. Treatment also teaches flexible responding and openness, and practices healthy self-doubt to enhance self-awareness.
Treatment includes individual sessions AND weekly skills classes.
Increase openness to new experiences, unexpected situations, and feedback.
Reduce hyperperfectionism, needs for planning, structure and order.
Improve awareness of emotions and expression of emotions to others.
RO DBT Treats:
-Major Depressive Disorder
-Persistent Depressive Disorder
-Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
-Avoidant Personality Disorder
-Schizoid Personality Disorder
-Paranoid Personality Disorder
-Bitterness & Cynicism
-Envy & Resentment
-Binge Eating and Bulimia may also present with overcontrol
What is Overcontrol?
Overcontrol is excessive self-control. It is "too much of a good thing." Overcontrol has high threat sensitivity, high restraint in impulses and expressions, and high levels of detail focus.
have rigid thinking and behavior
are detail focused
are hesitant to engage in new experiences, or situations that are unpredictable
prefer structure and order
tend to be perfectionists
can delay gratification to achieve a goal
inhibit emotional expressions of either positive or negative emotions
have low awareness of emotions and tolerate high levels of distress
struggle to feel truly connected with others
experience envy, social comparisons and bitterness
Check out how RO DBT differs from DBT:
RO DBT Skills Class
Skills Classes Topics Include:
-Radical Openness & Flexible Responding
-Self-Enquiry and Understanding OC Coping
-Emotions & Safety Activation
-Mindfulness Training & States of Mind
-Social Signaling & Interpersonal Effectiveness
Tuesdays @ 6pm CST
Your values are like a compass, leading you in the right direction.
What is ACT?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is used to accept negative emotions and thoughts, let these thoughts be and return to value-focused behaviors.
ACT is helpful when trying to change thoughts or emotions has been unsuccessful.
Values (what guides your behaviors)
Committed Action (acting within your values)
Mindfulness (awareness of the present moment, without judgment)
Defusion (separating the negative thought & emotion from your behavior)